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square tube shaft max rpm?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 86Cucvbeater, May 5, 2006.

  1. 86Cucvbeater

    86Cucvbeater 1/2 ton status

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    i thought about building a front shaft out of square tube but im worried about it oscillating really bad at high rpms and messing up the pinion seal on the axle or something worse. My np205 spins the front shaft even in 2wd and I drive my truck to and from the trails. How fast have you guys drove on square tube shafts?
     
  2. 1985_K5_Silverado

    1985_K5_Silverado 1/2 ton status

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    Why won't round tubing work well enough for your application? Is it going to be some kind of custon show truck with a rectangular-tube theme?
     
  3. 79k20350

    79k20350 3/4 ton status

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    cause its cheap:wink1: The front driveshaft spins in 2wd but not as fast as the rear, its not like power is sent to it, the gears juist move a lil. As for it osicllating, if built right its should be as smooth as a regular driveshaft.
     
  4. smalltowncowboy

    smalltowncowboy 1/2 ton status

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    i had one in a toyota and i was doing freeway speeds with mine, no vibrations at all. if you get it set just right before you weld it. i suggest a grease zerk and fill that puppy up.
     

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